The Sense of Safety in Urban Environment

Heather Rollwagen’s research reveals that feeling safer indoors or ourdoors depends on where you live:

Apartment Residents Feel Unsafe in Their Neighborhoods, But Cozy Indoors

If the new high-rise that just popped up in your neighborhood brings to mind the phrase “Fortress of Solitude,” there may be something to that. New research by Canadian sociologist Heather Rollwagen reveals a “fortress effect” influences how safe apartment-dwellers perceive themselves to be when inside and outside of their flats.

For the research check: No place like home? Depends on where you live


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